Investigators speculate that construction-related factors may have played a role in expediting the rapid spread of a fire in a high-storey Melbourne apartment complex.

An air conditioning malfunction is believed to be the cause behind a fire which tore through an apartment building in Melbourne’s Docklands district, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents and causing an estimated $5 million in damage. Investigators from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MBF) said that the fire started when…